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The Palms Cemetery – Part III — 10 Comments

  1. Thanks Jeff for another fine installment on Palms Cemetery. As an addition to my Part I comment, these original “moved” graves were also referenced to me as “Pauper Graves”. From your research, this is likely supported by no mention of names of persons buried in Homestead and no one seeming to protest the moving of the graves. I suspect if any of the burials were prominent family burials, there would have been a outcry about moving them. Again, great work, and many thanks for your efforts.

  2. Jeff, I distinctly remember a cemetery in Homestead after 1953. It was in or near a public park, Homestead Park? I would swear I saw headstones. Any idea what I was seeing? When my father died in 1955 he was first buried in the Miami City Cemetery. Then later my mother had him moved to Palms. I was under the mpression that that was when Palms started as my mother moved him to the “new” cemetery. This was very interesting. I would so love to go back and talk to my grandmother Loveland.

  3. Jeff, hope all is well and thanks for all your research and the publishing of these fine articles.
    Noticed the names of Hunt and Chandler appear here, also. Do you know of any old photos or historical info on the Chandler home on 296 St. or the Hunts’ place of residence? As you know, Mrs. Hunt was my late friend Maude V. Leppanen’s mother and I visited the Chandler home with the early 1900’s in-ground swimming pool many years ago.

    Your efforts in presenting our local history are much appreciated and bring back a lot of memories from past stories heard as a youngster.

  4. Jeff,

    As the current manager and funeral director at Caballero Rivero Palms Woodlawn, I found your article to be fascinating as well as the talks that we have had.

    Thank you for doing the research and presenting it in a thorough and referenced way.

    It makes me proud to be the current steward of a part of Homestead’s history.

  5. Thank you for opening the doors to the past and providing us with fascinating information about “our town”. No one can or will ever fill your shoes or your place in the town’s history.

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